What does the word miscarry mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To fail of an intended effect; go wrong.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To bring forth prematurely.

Usage examples for miscarry

  1. He chose shrewdly, for these men knew Pierre Lapierre, and well they knew what portion would be theirs should the scheme of Vermilion miscarry. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. 172.- If we thoroughly consider the varied effects of indifference we find we miscarry more in our duties than in our interests. – Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  3. It was the kind of room in which it would seem that no scheme could miscarry and every wish must prevail; the objective physical world grouped itself so obediently to the human will that it was almost impossible to imagine a state of things in which it did not so. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson